BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — Illegal aliens coming through the U.S. southern border are supported every step of the journey – from the time they leave their home countries up to their arrival in an American city, research by The Florida Standard indicates.
In addition to a carefully planned and well-oiled logistics operation, the supply line to migrants also includes handouts of cash.
Through the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration and a laundry list of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are doled out to illegal aliens as soon as they embark on the journey towards the southern border.
Todd Bensman, reporter and fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, discovered the practice in 2021 on a visit to a migrant camp in Reynosa, Mexico.
“ENVELOPES OF CASH”
“Migrants receive pre-paid debit cards and in some cases envelopes of cash along stops on their route,” Bensman tells The Florida Standard. “The money is handed out by UN organizations and a long list of charities, a major part of which receive their funding from U.S. taxpayer money,” he explains.
According to the Congressional Research Service, the United States contributed about $7.44 billion to U.N. entities through global humanitarian accounts in fiscal year 2022, including Migration and Refugee Assistance.
Weeks after Bensman’s scoop, U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) introduced a bill in Congress entitled “No Tax Dollars for the United Nation’s Immigration Invasion Act.”
The proposed legislation was designed to prohibit the U.S. government from funding the United Nations agency International Organization for Migration among other NGOs. The bill never made it past the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the fact that the U.S. government was funding illegal immigration never gained much attention at the time.
“‘Cash Working Groups’ made up of more than 50 of the non-profit migrant advocate organizations will distribute the $450 million as ‘Cash and Voucher Assistance’ (CVA) or ‘Multipurpose Cash Assistance’ (MCA) to those paused outside their home countries and contemplating journeys or actually moving already along the migrant trails in 17 countries from South America through Central America and Mexico,” Center for Immigration Studies writes, referencing the United Nations’ own planning documents.
Today, Rep. Gooden co-signed a letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) addressed to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas.
The Committee demands that DHS immediately produce all communications and information related to the department’s coordination with NGOs to provide food, lodging and transportation to aliens encountered at the southwest border.
“While Americans suffer the consequences of chaos at the southwest border caused by the Biden Administration, NGOs receive hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars through federal grants to provide free food, lodging, and transportation for illegal aliens to be released anywhere they want in the United States,” the letter states.
OBAMA-BIDEN STAFFER RUNS THE IOM
On Monday, former Obama-Biden Homeland Security staffer Amy Pope was elected Director-General of the International Organization for Migration.
Pope’s mission statement – riddled with the usual catch-phrases such as “diversity,” “equity” and “climate change” – seems perfectly in line with the promotion of state-sponsored migration contained in the Global Compact that President Trump refused to sign – but that Biden quietly attached the U.S. to in 2021.
In April of 2020, during the so-called COVID pandemic, Pope penned an op-ed in USA Today under the headline Immigrants are Not the Problem but Part of the Coronavirus Solution:
“Whether it’s in the laboratories developing rapid diagnostic tests or testing vaccines; or innovating completely new ways of doing business in a post-COVID word, immigrants are a key piece to solving this problem,” she claimed.